Born in Salem, MA I grew up on the East Coast in New England and the Washington D.C. area.
In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s I studied Architecture and Graphic Design/Fine Arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. One semester was spent in Rome as part of Pratt’s pilot foreign study program.
Relocated to Kansas City in the early seventies and soon after married a beautiful young lady and we raised five great children (all grown) and have three grandchildren to date.
After 12 years on our church staff I have spent the last 29 years in the sign industry primarily as a graphic designer.
Following a postponement of close to thirty years I revisited a series of simple pencil studies I had worked on soon after leaving school and from these studies I launched a renewed creative effort of colored pencil drawings and acrylic paintings.
For the last few years most of what I have done has been generated by an experience with my grandson. He had put together an “airplane” using popular children’s building bricks which he asked me to draw . Their geometric forms, their pure colors along with the creative vision of a child embodied in these toys captured my adult attention and have been a source for most of my work.
Jase’s Drawing – Colored pencil on paper – 7 1/2″ x 16″